The Utica College men's lacrosse team opens its 2016 campaign on Wednesday when the Pioneers travel to St. Lawrence University to take on the Saints at 4 p.m. The Pioneers play 15 regular season contests with the goal of earning a top four spot in the Empire 8 Conference and advancing to the conference tournament for the second time in program-history.
No longer restricted by the school calendar, this year’s annual visit to my parents in Lakeland, Florida was almost two weeks in duration, which allowed me to explore the state a little more and see some Florida lacrosse. I arrived on a Tuesday and left on a Monday, but near the end of my stay I strung together six separate lacrosse games/practices over a period of ten days.
To my parents, that was a lot of lacrosse.
For me, that was just another ten days in the life of RTD.
Syracuse (5-0) used a five-goal run to down No. 5 Northwestern, 16-12, on Sunday at the Carrier Dome. Halle Majorana led the way with three goals and four assists, and Kayla Treanor had a game-high high four goals.
Photos of the action are by Rich Barnes.
Syracuse outlasted Army, 9-8, on Sunday at the Carrier Dome when Cole Johnson's last-second shot rang off the post. The Black Knights had ralled from a four-goal second half deficit. Sergio Salcido and Derek DeJoe scored two goals each for the Orange, and Ben Williams won 13 of 19 faceoffs.
Photos of the action are by Rich Barnes.
No. 2/2 Syracuse broke open a tie game with five consecutive goals covering a span of more than 10 minutes on its way to a 16-12 win against No. 5/7 Northwestern. A Carrier Dome crowd of 1,593 saw the Orange win their fifth straight game to start the season.
Halftime of women's lacrosse games are scheduled to last 10 minutes. The intermission break between the Northwestern-Syracuse tilt in the Carrier Dome on Sunday stretched out three times that long, a development that wound up being very bad for Syracuse.
The Black Knights used a late rally to knot the game at eight in the closing minutes, but senior Tim Barber buried the eventual game-winning goal with 3:27 remaining and the Orange defense stood tough late to grind out the win over Army.
Behind a high-scoring offense, The College at Brockport women's lacrosse team downed Fairleigh Dickinson University at Florham on Sunday, 18-10. The Golden Eagles improve to 2-0 to start the 2016 season, while the Devils fall to 0-1.
Senior Kara McHugh scored the game-winning goal with 37 seconds remaining, as the Marist women's lacrosse team took down Vermont, 15-14, on Feb. 28 in Tenney Stadium. The Red Foxes moved to 2-1 with the victory while the loss brought the Catamounts to 1-2 on the young 2016 season.
Devin Nihill and Lacey Aghazarian notched two goals each to key a critical 4-1 spurt late in the second half and lead Drexel to an 11-7 victory over Colgate in collegiate women's lacrosse action Sunday at Vidas Field.
Senior all-America attacker Erica Geremia (West Genesee/SUNY Cortland) scored the go-ahead goal as the second-ranked Le Moyne College women's lacrosse team rallied for a 12-10 season-opening victory over 13th-ranked Mercyhurst University on Sunday afternoon in non-conference action at Ted Grant Field.
The Onondaga Lazers Men's Lacrosse team opened up the season on Sunday with a route of Finger Lakes Community College by a score of 33-4. The Lazers were led by Tom McNaney (Marcellus) who finished with 4 goals and 1 assist and Alex Waelder (Corcoran) notched 2 goals. Matt Bennett (Lafayette) also finished with 5 assists.
Putting on a show has become routine for All-America attackman Connor Cannizzaro (Cazenovia). He led the University of Denver men's lacrosse team with five goals and an assist Saturday in an 18-7 victory over Sacred Heart that was the Pioneers' home opener.
The No. 3 RIT (1-0) men's lacrosse team began 2016 in style, defeating No. 7 Stevenson University (1-1) 18-9 on Saturday evening at Mustang Stadium. Junior Ryan Lee (Sharon, Ontario/The Hill Academy) tallied a career-high eight goals to lead a potent RIT attack. The Tigers have now won 41 straight regular season games.
No. 3 RIT flexed its muscle with a 18-9 win against No. 7 Stevenson on Saturday night at Mustang Stadium in Owings Mills, Md.
Ryan Lee scored eight goals, leading a prolific attack that included Kyle Sterzin (Fairport) (3G, 2A) and Chad Levick (2, 3). Reigning DIII Player of the Year Matt Hossack did pretty much everything: his final stat line was 1A, 15GB and 18-of-25 face-offs.
Fans are invited to enjoy a whole day of Syracuse lacrosse action. Fans attending the noon women's lacrosse matchup with Northwestern are offered free admission to the men's 4 p.m. contest against Army. The first 50 fans to the game will receive Syracuse Orange foam sticks. The players will be in Club 44 following the game for autographs. DJ Sinestra will be playing live music for the contest.
The College at Brockport women's lacrosse team opened their 2016 campaign on Saturday with a solid win over Montclair State, 12-9. The Golden Eagles open their season with a 1-0 mark, while the Red Hawks move to 1-1 on the young season.
Senior attackman Mike Jenkins (Shenendehowa) registered a career-high seven points to lead the second-ranked Le Moyne College men's lacrosse team to a 22-5 victory over Walsh University on Saturday afternoon in non-conference action at Ted Grant Field.
In a game of runs, the Big Red men's lacrosse team got the last run of the game with three goals to start the fourth quarter, as it downed Hobart, 10-8, at Oxbridge Academy in West Palm Beach, Fla. With the win Cornell extends its current winning-streak vs. the Statesmen to 12 games and evens its record at 1-1 on the season.
Senior Joseph Radin tied a career high with seven goals on 12 shots and sophomore Mitchell Standera led Marist with a pair of assists. In between the pipes redshirt sophomore Brian Corrigan stopped a game-high 18 shots while junior Frankie Brier picked up five ground balls for the defense.
The nationally-ranked Ithaca College men's lacrosse team found itself trailing Marywood (Pa.) University 2-1 10 minutes into Saturday's season opener. Then the offense showed why Ithaca is among the top 20 squads in the country.
Jeremy Vautour scored six goals and Conor Healey added nine points on five goals and four assists leading the St. Lawrence University Men's Lacrosse team to an 18-6 victory over Franklin & Marshall Saturday afternoon at Dunning Field at New Canaan High School in Connecticut.
Third-ranked RIT jumped out to a 9-1 lead after one quarter en route to a 18-9 victory over No. 7 Stevenson University in men's lacrosse Saturday evening at Mustang Stadium. The game marked the season opener for the Tigers, while the Mustangs now stand 1-1 on the season.
"I thought it was a good team win today," stated head coach Stephanie Allen. "I was really pleased to see some players step up and come off of the bench and make an impact out there. It's just about expecting more out of ourselves each and every day, and working to get better as we inch closer to conference play."
Senior co-captain Emily Tripodi tied the program record for career assists as Cornell women's lacrosse knocked off No. 19 Albany, 9-5, on Saturday afternoon at John Fallon Field. Junior Amie Dickson led the Big Red with three goals and an assist, while sophomore Taylor Reed posted a career-high three points, scoring twice and adding a helper.
Sophomore Erica Evans continued the strong start to her career by recording a team-high five goals and six points in the Golden Griffins opening day game this afternoon, where they were defeated 13-11 at Michigan.
In the latest episode of "Overtime with Paul Carcaterra" ESPN's Paul Carcaterra sits down with NCAA career scoring leader Lyle Thompson. Get to know the Albany attackman and Tewaaraton winner like never before in this wide-ranging interview produced by Lacrosse Magazine.
Kevin Cousin, a senior captain on the Siena men's lacrosse team, likes to wear his championship ring from the 2014 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference title. Cousin said it's not so much for him, but to show the underclassmen what it's like to play for something bigger than yourself.
The Binghamton men's lacrosse team travels to Poughkeepsie, New York, this Saturday, February 27, to play Marist College. The non-league contest is set to start at 2 p.m. at Leonidoff Field at Tenney Stadium.
After blowing late, fourth-quarter leads in back-to-back losses last weekend, it appeared the Buffalo Bandits were on their way to extending that troublesome pattern to three.
However, thanks to a last-second, fourth quarter penalty shot save from Davide DiRuscio and a decisive overtime goal from Mitch Jones, the Bandits beat the Saskatchewan Rush 19-18 on Friday night at SaskTel Centre in Saskatoon.
The Niagara Purple Eagles lacrosse team jumped out to an early lead against the Robert Morris Colonials and led the entirety of the game. A strong effort at both ends of the field led the Purple Eagles to their first win of the season, a 13-7 victory Friday afternoon at Joe Walton Stadium.
Kiera Taussig scored three goals in the first 16 minutes while Julia Mitiguy and Ashley Norris each finished with two goals and two assists leading the St. Lawrence University Women's Lacrosse team to a convincing 16-6 victory over Johnson & Wales Friday afternoon at the Adirondack Sports Dome in Queensbury, NY.
The William Smith College lacrosse team's season opener at No. 18 Geneseo originally scheduled for Wednesday, March 2, has been moved up to Tuesday, March 1 in Geneseo, N.Y. The game will still be played at 4 p.m.
The memories Joe Alberici has made in the Carrier Dome span the spectrum. The Auburn native has led the Army men’s lacrosse team to big victories and tough losses against Syracuse University. In his 11th season as the head coach, Alberici and the Black Knights visit the Orange to write a new chapter at 4 p.m. Sunday.
The fourth-ranked Orange hosts Army West Point on Sunday, Feb. 28 at the Carrier Dome. The teams have played 62 games against each other dating back to 1921.
The game will be broadcast on ESPN3, with Jay Alter (pxp) and Ric Beardsley (color) on the call. TK99 will also be the radio home for the Orange on Sunday, with Brian Higgins (pxp) and Kyle Fetterly (color). WAER also will broadcast the game, with Connor Morrissette (pxp), Michael Tricarico (color) and Marco Socci (sideline) as the broadcast team.
After rolling through the first two weeks of the season with wins over Siena and then-No. 12 Albany, No. 3 Syracuse (2-0) takes on Army (2-1) on Sunday at 4 p.m. in the Carrier Dome. The Orange throttled the then-No. 12 Great Danes, 16-7, last Sunday with goals from nine different players.
Coming off of an NCAA Tournament appearance one season ago, University at Albany women’s lacrosse (0-0) kicks off 2016 with Cornell (1-0) at John Fallon Field on Saturday at 3:00 p.m. The Great Danes return eight starters from last season’s America East Final squad.
The UAlbany men’s lacrosse team will look to begin its 2016 home schedule with a victory, hosting Drexel at John Fallon Field on Saturday, February 27th at noon for the first of two home games in a row.
“Please help us with this opportunity to find a cure for NPC by supporting Coach Painter,” said UAlbany men’s lacrosse head coach Scott Marr. “This will, in turn, help our friend JP Honsinger and his battle with NPC. Thank you all for your support.”
"I'm not a fan of the faceoff. I don't think they should be able to clamp the ball the way they do. John (SU head coach John Desko) was (against it) too until he got a guy like that. It's such a specialized position,'' Marr said.
Over the past three seasons, the RIT men's lacrosse team has posted a 60-5 record, won three Liberty League titles, made three trips to the NCAA Semifinals and a championship game appearance in 2013. Last season, the Tigers set a school record for wins in a season with 21, but seventh-year head coach Jake Coon is looking for more in 2016.
The University of Rochester women's lacrosse team will look to build upon its first Liberty League tournament appearance in six seasons and first winning record since 2002 into bigger and better things in the 2016 season.
The 20th-ranked Bucknell men's lacrosse team is off to a 3-0 start in 2016, but now the intensity will ratchet up a notch as Patriot League play begins on Saturday at Colgate. The Bison will be headed to Hamilton, New York, with some payback in mind. Bucknell has dropped four straight games to the Raiders, including an 18-5 whitewash in the Patriot League Tournament semifinals last spring.
The Skidmore College men's lacrosse team will open the season at home Saturday against Babson College at 1 p.m. It will be the season opener for both teams. Skidmore beat the Beavers 6-5 in overtime last season.
Crosse Studios and Big Ant Studios announced that CASEY POWELL LACROSSE 16 will launch this March 9th featuring lacrosse legend, Casey Powell, as the face of the game. Powell, the four-time All-American from Syracuse, two-time MLL Offensive Player of the Year, and NLL Most Valuable Player of the Year, is the most dominant and recognized players in the world.
The road to Major League Lacrosse travels through Worcester, Baltimore, Charlotte, Irvine, West Chester and Denver. In October 2015, Ray Schulmeyer, President of the Warrior World Series of Youth Lacrosse, announced the five states that will host Regional Qualifiers for the Championship Event to be held July 2-4, 2016 in Denver, CO. The five regions, broken down geographically to North, South, East, West and Midwest, will each host a qualifier in April.
East Coast winters can make it tough on a number of sports teams in the area. The Cornell men’s lacrosse team is no exception. Although temperatures are supposed to be quite high this weekend in Ithaca, there is no way to predict these odd changes in weather at the start of the season when teams create their schedules. The Red will take on Hobart this Saturday in West Palm Beach, Fla, marking the first time in the 137-year history of the Cornell-Hobart rivalry that the two teams will play outside of New York State.
[Madeline] Curtis (Baldwinsville), a goalkeeper, led her team to a 12-6 record, state top 25 ranking and section semifinal appearance in 2015. She also competed internationally with her club team, winning the bronze medal in the U18 International Girls Lacrosse Tournament in Edinburgh, Scotland.
So, is that to say that there haven’t been any really great defensemen or goalies worthy of the award? Or, is the Tewaaraton Selection Committee just too concerned with the goal scorers and their statistics? That has to be the case because Syracuse goalie John Galloway (West Genesee) should have won the award in 2011 and Loyola defenseman Joe Fletcher (West Genesee) was the best player in college lacrosse two years ago.
On the heels of ESPN's recently released broadcast schedule, which included a dozen or more men's games on ESPNU that hadn't been advertised before, the Big Ten has announced the BTN slate of games, which have also been added to our listings. Their release notes that "Big Ten men’s and women’s lacrosse games set to appear on BTN Plus will be available on BTN.com in the coming weeks."
They can “break ankles” with their nifty moves, bulldoze unsuspecting defensemen and rifle shots from all angles. Some of them can stop those shifty attackmen and power forwards with their skill, stick work and positioning. Others keep the ball away from the other team, winning face-off after face-off. If you were to build a team in college lacrosse, these are the players you'd want to start with.
Sophomore Amy Johnston scored the deciding goal with four seconds left to send the Army West Point women's lacrosse team to a dramatic 10-9 victory over LIU Brooklyn on Thursday afternoon at Michie Stadium.
The College at Brockport's women's lacrosse team is hoping that their young team will be able to improve on a successful 2015 season. Last season the Golden Eagles reached the SUNYAC semifinals, but hope that last years' experience will propel them to higher heights in 2016.
The William Smith College lacrosse team will open the 2016 season on Wednesday, March 2, when it travels to play a non-conference game at No. 18 Geneseo. Three days later the Herons host Nazareth for their home opener on Saturday, March 5.
The SUNY Potsdam men's lacrosse team has named its captains for the upcoming 2016 season. Seniors Pat Bonafede (Churchville-Chili), Ed Doherty (Amherst) and Pete Gropp (Fairport) have been selected to the lead the Bears this year.
“The Rules Committee thought that the college rule which we have adopted for facing off worked very well last year throughout the college ranks,” said Denver Outlaws General Manager and member of MLL Rules Committee, Tony Seaman. “It allows college face-off men coming into the League a better chance to make an impact.”
The 2016 MLL Face Off Rules will be different from the 2015 rules, and while you may think a long post is now warranted to explain all the differences, you’d surprisingly be incorrect. This is because the new rules are really just like some other new rules, which we already know and understand!
It’s a ritual for rookies on a professional sports team ? show up for training camp, meet new teammates and coaches, and try to make an impression. Buffalo Bandits’ rookie Mitch de Snoo experienced it twice, as he was traded by Calgary to Buffalo shortly before the start of the season.
Luke Sadd interviews John Zulberti, who won NCAA Men's Lacrosse Championships in 1988 and 1989, and was a four-time All-American as a player at Syracuse University. Zulberti was also named the Jack Turnbull Award winner twice as the nation's top attackman, and is among the all-time leaders in NCAA scoring history.
In early February, the team had yet to play its first game, but preparation began by playing inter-squad scrimmages. Moments before, amid the shouts inside the Ensley Athletic Center, the senior assisted on a goal, distributing to players she’d known for years but hadn’t been teammates with in months.
University at Albany women’s lacrosse hits the John Fallon Field turf on Saturday against Cornell (1-0) with national poll attention and eight returning starters for 2016. The RV/19 Great Danes have made four consecutive trips to the America East title game with two NCAA Tournament appearances.
Gladiator Lacrosse and Casey Powell, currently a major league player for the Florida Launch and one of the most decorated players ever to set foot on a field, celebrated the announcement in Boca Raton, Florida, after many months in the making.
The Tewaaraton Trophy presented by Under Armour, announced its 50-man Watch List late Tuesday evening – which included Towson goalie Tyler White. White, a Corning East graduate, is one of two Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) student-athletes named to the list.
Nick Garofano ranks among the rarest of athletes. Very few standouts are good enough to change their minds. Hockey led the Yorktown native to prep school, but he kept playing football and lacrosse at Williston Northampton School in Massachusetts.
“The plan was always to play Division I college hockey,” Garofano said.
Sophomore Nate Beresovoy (LaFayette) recorded three goals and one assist to help lead the nationally eighth-ranked Cortland men's lacrosse team to a 9-7 win at Scranton Wednesday afternoon in the season-opening game for both teams.
This is not another article arguing for outdoor players to supplement their skillsets with winter box teams. This article attempts to use statistics to explain the difference Krossover found between box-first (Canadian) and field-first (American) players.
In a two-day span last week, the Rochester Knighthawks star was honored twice for his accomplishments on the lacrosse field. On Friday, the St. Catharines city council announced Vinc as their Athlete of the Year. Then, on Saturday after coming home from the Knighthawks’ road trip out west, he drove to Buffalo to be inducted into the Canisius College Sports Hall of Fame.
The Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) men's lacrosse team will feature four captains for the 2016 season, 20th-year head coach Jim Townsend has announced. This year's team leaders are seniors Ryan Brisson, Billy Gibbs, Pat Hogan and John Phillips (Owego). Hogan and Phillips were captains last season, while Brisson and Gibbs are in their first seasons in that role for RPI, which is ranked 20th in the nation according to the latest USILA/NIKE Division III Men's Lacrosse Coaches Poll.
Two women's lacrosse players, Sharon Bossert and Jocelyn Penteck, decided to go a different route. Instead of a traditional break, these two athletes got involved with an organization called Global Brigades, and took part in a week-long Public Health Brigade in Nicaragua.
The Tewaaraton Foundation has announced the 2016 Tewaaraton Award men's and women's watch lists. The lists include the top players across all three divisions of NCAA lacrosse and highlight the early contenders for the 2016 Tewaaraton Award, presented by Under Armour.
Connor Cannizzaro (Cazenovia), Denver - Jr. Attack
Greg Coholan (Irondequoit), Virginia - Sr. Midfield
Nick Doktor (Irondequoit), Penn - Sr. Attack
Dylan Donahue (West Genesee), Syracuse - Sr. Attack
Zach Miller (Steamburg/Hill Academy), Denver - Jr. Midfield
Brandon Mullins, Syracuse - Sr. Defense
Tyler White (Corning East), Towson - Sr. Goalie
Ben Williams, Syracuse - Jr. Faceoff
Zed Williams (Silver Creek), Virginia - Jr. Midfield
Erica Bodt, Syracuse - Sr. Midfield
Rachel Bowles (Cicero-North Syracsue), Albany - Sr. Midfield
Erica Geremia (West Genesee), LeMoyne - Sr. Attack
Halle Majorana, Syracuse - Sr. Attack
Tara Monaghan, SUNY Cortland - Sr. Midfield
Kayla Treanor (Niskayuna), Syracuse - Sr. Attack
Mercer used a six-goal second half run to rally past Siena Lacrosse 12-11 in Macon, Ga. Chris Robertson, reigning MAAC Rookie of the Week Keenan Cook and Tim Cousin scored two goals apiece to lead the Saints.
With 184 career points entering her final season, University at Albany women’s lacrosse midfielder Rachel Bowles (Cicero-North Syracuse) was selected for the 2016 Tewaaraton Top-50 Watch List, the Tewaaraton Foundation announced Tuesday night. Bowles ranks sixth in active career points among all NCAA women’s lacrosse student-athletes.
Redshirt senior captains Dylan Donahue and Brandon Mullins, as well as junior Ben Williams were added to the first watch list, which is comprised of the top-50 players across all-three divisions of collegiate lacrosse.
University of Denver men's lacrosse faceoff specialist Trevor Baptiste (Denville, N.J.), defender Christian Burgdorf (Westfield, N.J.), attackman Connor Cannizzaro (Cazenovia, N.Y.) and midfielders Zach Miller (Steamburg, N.Y.) and Tyler Pace (Coquitlam, B.C.) have been named to the 2016 Tewaaraton Watch List, an award presented to the most outstanding college lacrosse player on both the men's and women's side, the foundation announced on Tuesday.
The lists include the top players across all three divisions of NCAA lacrosse and highlight the early contenders for the 2016 Tewaaraton Award, presented by Under Armour. University of Pennsylvania attackman Nick Doktor (Irondequoit) is among the 50 men’s players listed.
It is the latest honor for the senior captain, who was a Preseason All-America pick by Inside Lacrosse back in December and in January became the highest Major League Lacrosse draft pick in Penn's history when the Charlotte Hounds made him the 18th pick overall.
Cornell will take its first road trip of the season, heading to local rival No. 19 Albany. The Big Red is coming off a win over Villanova in its season-opener and is facing one of the few remaining teams to have not yet played a game in the Great Danes.
The College at Brockport's Men's Lacrosse team is looking for bigger and better things this year after winning a school record eight games last season. Hopes are high after finishing with their first winning season since 2010 last season. The players and coaches believe that with some hard work and determination they can make the State University of New York Athletic Conference tournament.
Players in the League not only dedicate their time to becoming better players themselves, but to also improve the skills of talented, young athletes. Currently, 32 MLL players spend their off-season coaching teams at the Division I, II, and III level, a few coach collegiate club programs, and many more coach high school and youth teams.
The switch started early on in the fall while Van Atta refined her skills with assistant coach Michelle Tumolo. As a midfielder, she had some experience playing in the opponents’ attacking zone, but the skill sets needed are a bit different.
Le Moyne College women's lacrosse senior attacker Erica Geremia (Camillus, N.Y./West Genesee/SUNY Cortland) has been named to the Tewaaraton Award Watch List, as announced by The Tewaaraton Foundation on Tuesday night.
Senior midfielder Tara Monaghan (Stony Point/North Rockland) has been named to the initial 2016 Tewaaraton Award Watch List. Monaghan is one of 50 female players overall and the only Division III student-athlete represented on the list, which consists of the top lacrosse players across all three divisions of collegiate lacrosse and highlights the early hopefuls for the 2016 Tewaaraton Award presented by Under Armour.
SUNY Geneseo first-year attackman Zachary DeBottis (Cicero-North Syracsue) had a game-high three goals and handed out an assist while junior attackman Tim Wright (Waterloo) also notched four points with one goal and three assists to lead the Knights to an 11-6 season-opening victory over visiting Lycoming, Saturday, in non-conference men's lacrosse action.
Junior Isabel Kreitler scored four goals, including the game-winning marker in overtime, to lead Colgate to an 11-10 victory over Niagara in collegiate women's lacrosse action Tuesday at Beyer-Small '76 Field.
Just three days after an overtime loss at Binghamton, the Niagara lacrosse team found itself in another overtime battle with the Colgate Raiders. In the second overtime period, it was Colgate who found the winning goal, sending Niagara to an 11-10 loss Tuesday afternoon.
The Siena women's lacrosse team opened their 20th season in impressive fashion as the Saints defeated Mercer 17-7. Freshman Lynnzee Miller had a huge debut for Siena scoring six goals to pace the Saints offense.
ESPN will present approximately 100 men’s and women’s Division I Lacrosse games in the 2016 season, including the ACC, America East, Atlantic Sun, Big Ten and Ivy League conference championship games, the entire Division I Men’s Lacrosse Championship and the semifinals and final of the Division I Women’s Lacrosse Championship.
Eric Miccio (West Genesee/OCC/SUNY Oswego) has been named the newest men's Head Lacrosse Coach for the Mercyhurst North East Saints. The Saints recently made the decision to reinstate the lacrosse program, after losing it in 2013.
The Saints athletics department made the descision to bring men's lacrosse back after a 3 year hiatus. "Mercyhurst North East is excited to bring back our lacrosse program to our campus"; says Athletic Director Brian Dewey.
Freshman Syracuse University goalie Bri Stahrr (CNS) likes to sprinkle her game with the unexpected.
"I like surprising people. So either making a save that you probably shouldn't have made or just coming out and running it somewhere around the field that most goalies don't do,'' said the newcomer out of Cicero-North Syracuse.
The Syracuse, N.Y., native recorded a total of eight points with four goals and four assists in a pair of St. John’s against Jacksonville and Stony Brook. The attackman also added five groundballs during the two games.
The Big Red men's lacrosse team will take on Hobart in the 137th meeting between the two programs when the teams meet on Saturday, Feb. 27 at Oxbridge Academy in West Palm Beach, Fla. Face-off is set for 1:15 p.m.
During the introductory meeting at the 2015 Trilogy Middle School Aces East, I presented one of our players with a hypothetical premise. Would you go to a school where you are guaranteed to win a national championship but never step on the field? His answer — no — was simple and confident despite the uproar from the crowd.
Was I shocked that Syracuse beat Albany by 9 goals on Sunday? No, no I wasn’t. I have Syracuse as my #1 team in the country right now so that gave me some reason to believe the Orange could roll. I also like Albany in the overall Top 20 landscape, but a new-fangled UAlbany squad playing their first game against a humming Cuse engine (and with a win over Siena under its belt) did not inspire a ton of confidence.
The SUNY Geneseo men's lacrosse season opener versus Lycoming, originially scheduled for this Wednesday, Feb. 24, has been reschedule for tomorrow, Tuesday, Feb. 23, due to the impending freezing tempuratures and rain.
Redshirt senior goalkeeper Alex Krawec (East Syracuse-Minoa/Onondaga C.C.) of the second-ranked Le Moyne College men's lacrosse team has been named the Northeast-10 Conference Goalkeeper of the Week, as announced by the conference office on Monday afternoon.
The America East has named two Binghamton women's lacrosse players to its weekly awards list. Goalkeeper Erin McNulty was named the Defensive Player of the Week, and midfielder Olivia Batista was named Rookie of the Week.
After winning 17-of-24 face offs, including 11-straight to start the game in the Orange's triumph over No. 12 Albany, Syracuse's Ben Williams has been named ACC Defensive Player of the Week for the now fourth-ranked Orange (2-0).
Not even a full day removed from Syracuse’s one-goal loss to Johns Hopkins that ended the Orange’s 2015 season, Sergio Salcido was forced to shift his focus. He had to make the most of his final meeting with SU’s coaches before spending the summer at his Florida home.
We’ve seen VERY Few NJCAA Games. Sad face. While the NCAA lacrosse world is alive and kicking, NJCAA lacrosse is just now stirring from its winter slumber. Could that be due to so many NJCAA teams being located up North and having limited travel budgets for southern sojourns? Absolutely. All it means is that when the JuCo season does hit us, it hits us hard, just way the way we like it.
The IWLCA Communications committee, which oversees the coaches’ polls, has added a new feature for the 2016 season. Following the coaches’ poll release each week, the IWLCA will conduct a “Fan Poll” on Twitter, giving everyone the opportunity to weigh in on the order of the top four teams. The Division I Fan Poll on Twitter (@IWLCA), will be posted on Tuesdays at noon, EST; the Division II Fan Poll on Twitter (@IWLCA), will be posted on Wednesdays at noon, EST; and the Division III Fan Poll on Twitter (@IWLCA), will be posted on Thursdays at noon, EST. Voting for each fan poll will remain open for 24 hours.
Following the Marist men's lacrosse team's season opener, senior Joseph Radin and redshirt sophomore Brian Corrigan were named the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week, respectively. The winners were announced Monday.
Siena Lacrosse freshman attackman Keenan Cook has been named the MAAC Rookie of the Week. The Courtice, Ontario native scored his first two collegiate goals in the Saints’ narrow 12-9 defeat to fellow Empire State foe Hobart at the Cobb County Classic Saturday in Kennesaw, Ga.
If you are a Syracuse Orange lacrosse fan, Sunday was arguably the best day this season. Lacrosse runs in my blood; I love the game, and I couldn't miss this opportunity. On Sunday the Dome held a triple header; two women's lacrosse games and one men's. The women faced Wagner at 12pm and then Marist at 7:30pm, the men squared off against No. 12 UAlbany at 4pm.
Now that the entirety of Division I is in action, so is our Player of the Week voting.
This year, we're doing it a bit differently, posting the voting on Mondays because of the increased number of Sunday evening contests. The poll will be up until Tuesday evening, then closed as the Player of the Week is determined.
The Rochester Knighthawks announced today that they will offer free box lacrosse clinics for high school and modified players at the Dome Arena. Through their new partnership facility in Henrietta, the Knighthawks will also hold two free men’s lacrosse open floor nights.
US Lacrosse and the NFHS have not introduced additional stick checks or the penalty for sticks that have not met the new specifications. For high school and youth play in the girls’ game, the stick certification is performed during a pregame check – where officials are looking to ensure that the pocket depth is legal.
"That's what we'd like to be standard,'' Desko said of the balance. "It's how we like to play. We don't want to give the ball to one person all the time. If they get stopped, our team stops our offense stops. It was good to see these guys step up today and put the ball in the back of the net.''
With her back to the net, Riley Donahue popped the ball out of her stick and faked a pass to a cutting teammate. Her right shoulder dipped toward the middle, the defender fell for it and Donahue spun toward the inside, suddenly alone with Wagner goalkeeper Kelsey Fee.
Treanor flicked the ball up to herself and won control. Instead of bringing her stick back down, she looked up and fired a lofty 35-yard pass to Halle Majorana, who had gotten behind the defense. Syracuse scored a goal and took a 5-0 lead just seven seconds after winning control of the draw.
Tiffany Ryan (CNS) scored just over a minute into the overtime period, and the Binghamton women's lacrosse team (1-1) defeated visiting Niagara (0-1) 6-5 at the Bearcats Sports Complex today. | Box Score
The Purple Eagles lacrosse team opened its season Saturday with a low-scoring battle that featured a tremendous last-minute comeback. Niagara scored two goals in the final 20 seconds of regulation to tie the game at 5-5, only to lose 6-5 on a Binghamton goal with 1:55 remaining in the overtime period Saturday afternoon at the Bearcats Sports Complex.
Jack Burgmaster made his collegiate debut in a familiar environment. The 2015 Auburn High suited up in his first regular season game for the University at Albany men’s lacrosse team against Syracuse University at the Carrier Dome Sunday. With many friends and family making the short trip from Auburn, Burgmaster and the Great Danes fell short in a 16-7 loss to the Orange.
The offense for the University Albany men's lacrosse team on Sunday had been mostly non-existent, partly because Syracuse gained possession on 20 of 27 faceoffs and partly because the Great Danes turned it over on 18 of its turns with the ball.
Syracuse starting attack Nick Piroli, who missed No. 5 Syracuse’s 16-7 win over No. 12 Albany on Sunday, is “week-to-week,” head coach John Desko said, with a lower-body injury. Tim Barber, another starter, left the game after the first half, but Desko expects him to be back “pretty quick.”
Colin Greenway (Williamsville East) scored the game-winner in quadruple-overtime, lifting the the Mercyhurst men's lacrosse team to a season-opening 9-8 win over Wingate in non-conference action at neutral-site Randolph-Macon.
The Cascade/Maverik Media Poll has been by released by Inside Lacrosse for Feb. 22, the second in-season poll. A weekend of overtimes and upsets marked that lacrosse is here, and the rankings reflect some changes thanks to intriguing results.
There's an interactive dinner theater coming up to benefit the Carthage Boys Lacrosse Club. Club president Jason Hancock and vice president Andy Trudeau said its put on by Great Lakes Productions, a company out of Rochester.
Like oceanic plates that surge and settle over decades and centuries, the boxes of lacrosse artifacts in my basement seem to also move on their own. Weeks after I search for one particular item, others suddenly emerge at the top of pile. Long-lost notes, folders, or novelties suddenly become visible after years of being buried underneath other piles of keepsakes.
No. 3 Syracuse opened the season with a pair of victories in the Carrier Dome on Sunday, Feb. 14. Senior Kayla Treanor scored four goals and set a single-game school record for draw controls in the Orange's season-opening 17-6 win against No. 13/12 Loyola. In the second game of the doubleheader, Syracuse defeated Binghamton, 9-6.
Nick Mariano and Derek DeJoe each netted their first hat tricks at Syracuse, Matt Lane posted a career-high four points on two goals and two assists, while Ben Williams was dominant at the faceoff X, winning 17-of-24 attempts for the No. 6 Syracuse men's lacrosse team (2-0), which rolled to a 16-7 win over No. 12 Albany (0-1) on Sunday at the Carrier Dome.
Bennett Drake and Justin Reh each netted two goals as the #12/12 UAlbany men’s lacrosse team fell in its first game of the 2016 season at Syracuse 16-7.
“It is hard to win when you don’t have the ball, and hard to play defense that much,” said UAlbany head coach Scott Marr. “Give [Syracuse] credit for winning a lot of faceoffs and playing well today.”
In each of Syracuse's eight home contests this season, the Orange will be honoring one segment of the 100-years of men's lacrosse at Syracuse. Today, we take a look at the first-20 years of the Roy Simmons Sr. Era, Syracuse's second head coach, who served as the Orange's head coach for 40 years.
Juniors Sean Donnelly and Frank Brown recorded four goals apiece to lead the Hobart College lacrosse team to a 12-9 victory over Siena College in the finale of the Cobb County Classic at Fifth Third Bank Stadium. The Statesmen improved to 1-1 while the Saints slip to 0-2.
Hobart bridged the third and fourth quarters with five unanswered goals to defeat Siena Lacrosse 12-9 in the Cobb County Classic held in Kennesaw, Ga. Sophomore attackman Chris Robertson led the Saints with three points on two goals and an assist.
Junior midfielder Brian Rogers (Clifton Park, N.Y./Shenendehowa) and senior attackman Mike Jenkins (Clifton Park, N.Y./Shenendehowa) each tallied five points to lead the second-ranked Le Moyne College men's lacrosse team to a 24-8 season-opening win over Rockhurst University on Saturday afternoon at Ted Grant Field.
Syracuse Athletics invites fans to come for a whole day of lacrosse at the Carrier Dome as the men's team faces off against No. 12 Albany at 4p.m. Fans can get free admission to the men's contest by coming to the first contest of the day against Wagner by halftime.
Although the Bandits entered the final quarter with a one-goal lead, they were unable to prevent a game-changing, five-goal Georgia run to start the fourth. The loss drops the Bandits back to .500 for the season at 4-4.
Cornell women's lacrosse held on after a late rally from Villanova to win the season-opener, 7-6, Saturday afternoon at Schoellkopf Field. Senior Olivia Mattyasovszky finished with two goals and an assist to lead the Big Red.
Four Raiders found the netting for multiple goals, led by first-year attacker Sam Cleveland's hat trick. Anthony Abbadessa, Eric Foote and Chase Wittich added two goals apiece as Colgate posted a balanced attack throughout.
The senior attack tandem of Troy Haefele and Luke Wooters took center stage Saturday as host Nazareth opened its 2016 men's lacrosse season in successful fashion with an 18-6 non-conference win over Plattsburgh. Haefele posted career-highs in goals (7) and points (11) and Wooters added three goals and five assists and became the Golden Flyers' all-time leader in goals scored as the Golden Flyers won in convincing fashion.
The St. Bonaventure University women's lacrosse team opened the 2016 season Saturday morning with a convincing 20-8 win at Delaware State, opening strong and then riding a dominating second half to cruise to victory.
Vermont rattled off six unanswered goals during a 7:18 span midway through the second half to erase a one-goal deficit and defeat Colgate, 14-12, in collegiate women's lacrosse action Saturday at Virtue Field.
John Edmonds registered the 10th hat trick of his career to pace the new-look Big Red, but a five-goal third quarter by No. 20 Penn State proved to be the difference as the No. 18 Cornell men's lacrosse team fell in its season opener, 8-7.
The Binghamton men's lacrosse team lost, 11-4, at Colgate Saturday afternoon. Zach Scaduto, Tyler Deluca, Ben Kocis, and Sean Gilroy each scored for the Bearcats in the 2016 opener at Crown Field at Andy Kerr Stadium.
The Purple Eagles lacrosse team opened its season Saturday with a low-scoring battle that featured a tremendous last-minute comeback. Niagara scored two goals in the final 20 seconds of regulation to tie the game at 5-5, only to lose 6-5 on a Binghamton goal with 1:55 remaining in the overtime period Saturday afternoon at the Bearcats Sports Complex.
Rob grew up playing as many sports as he could only to realize his love for lacrosse after spending time away from the sport. This year, he will be joined by his brother, James, who was selected by the Lizards with the 24th overall pick in the 2016 MLL Collegiate Draft. Now no longer just brothers in the backyard, they’ll become brothers in the Big Leagues.
The Native American Scholarships recognize and reward exceptional academic achievement, athletic performance, and ambition. Applicants are asked to articulate what lacrosse means to them as a student-athlete and a member of their community. As one of the primary goals of the scholarships is to honor lacrosse’s native roots, the selection committee weighs heavily on this aspect of the application. Students must be a member of the Iroquois community, enrolled in a secondary school and be in good academic standing to be eligible for this scholarship.
The Toronto Rock (1-6) threw the monkey off its back with a 14-12 win over the Buffalo Bandits (4-3) on Friday night at Air Canada Centre. Rock goaltender Nick Rose made 38 saves on 50 shots, earned the game’s first star and even scored an empty net goal to help Toronto earn their first win of the season.
The 2016 season has begun as UAlbany travels to Syracuse for its annual battle in the Carrier Dome against the Orange on Sunday, February 21st at 4 p.m. on Time Warner Cable SportsChannel.
The game will air all over New York state on Time Warner Cable SportsChannel and nationally online on ESPN3. Mark Larson and Dale Drypolcher will have the call in the Carrier Dome.
Dylan Donahue (West Genesee) carries a point streak of 40 straight games into the 2016 campaign, the longest in the nation. The streak dates back to April 27, 2013 against Notre Dame. Donahue has 155 points (104 goals, 51 assists) during the stretch.
Coach Scott Nelson begins his fifth season at BU. In 2015, the Bearcats won four games and dropped five one-goal decision. They return America East All-Conference Second Team performers Chris Bechle (Fairport) and Dan Mazurek.
Due to the heavy amount of snowfall and ice on campus over the past few days, the bleachers will remained closed for the safety of all spectators. The plaza area will be open and cleared of snow for spectators to view the game. The athletic department is grateful for the efforts put forth by the grounds crew to get the playing surface in playable condition.
The Le Moyne College men's lacrosse team, ranked second in the nation in the USILA pre-seacon coaches poll and picked to win their 15th NE-10 Championship, opens the season on Saturday, February 20th hosting Rockhurst. Head Coach Dan Sheehan previews the Dolphins.
After dominating Siena, 18-5, last weekend, No. 5 Syracuse (1-0) hosts No. 12 Albany on Sunday at 4 p.m. in the Carrier Dome. The Orange impressed in its season opener without five of its top six scorers from last season due to graduation. The Great Danes haven’t played a game this season and are coming off a quarterfinal loss to Notre Dame in last year’s NCAA tournament.
“It was 100 per cent a shock and surprise,” Vinc said, while taking a break from his teaching duties at Denis Morris High School. “Obviously, it’s a huge honour, especially being from St. Catharines and playing here my entire life. I’m proud to say I grew up in the St. Catharines Athletics (organization).
The Niagara lacrosse team begins its season Saturday with the first of five consecutive road games to start the season. The Purple Eagles will face off against the Binghamton Bearcats Saturday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. at the Bearcats Sports Complex. A free live stream of the game is provided through AmericaEast.TV at the link above.
The Binghamton women's lacrosse team (0-1) will have its first home game of the season on Saturday, February 20, when the Bearcats welcome Niagara (0-0) to the Bearcats Sports complex for a 2 p.m. game.
Syracuse University midfielder Derek DeJoe is known primarily for his wicked shot, which is a pretty good place to start for any lacrosse player. This season he'd like to be recognized for a lot more, a desire that runs parallel to both need and opportunity.
There’s almost 20 lacrosse games to watch over the next week, make sure to follow LaxAllStars.com/TV for the full listing of who’s playing and how to watch! With so much going on in just one explosion, we decided to break it down into 4 simple categories, just for you!
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Nike Lacrosse athlete Kara Cannizzaro (Cazenovia) talks about her stick and the opportunities it's afforded her in the latest Nike Lacrosse spot featuring the former North Carolina All-American and Tewaaraton finalist.
The Binghamton men’s lacrosse team lost five games by one goal in 2015, and lost three of its top scorers in Tucker Nelson, J.T. Hauck and Paul O’Donnell to graduation. Back on the field for 2016, the Bearcats have reloaded with a strong senior defense, ready to finish out the close matchups, with nine freshmen to lead the way.
Following the graduation of a number of critical players from last year’s Ivy League Championship squad — including Connor Buczek ’15, Jordan Stevens ’15 and Matt Donovan ’15 — head coach Matt Kerwick remains confident that this year’s team will find players to step up and fill the voids left by the talented members of the class of 2015.
"Colby [Treat] (Penn Yan) and Jack were unanimously voted as captains by their teammates. Being a new coach here, it is very comforting to know that we have two guys leading this group that everyone looks up to. I am confident in both of their abilities both on and off the field. Their leadership will help this program to keep moving forward in the right direction," said first-year head coach Derek Marks.
The Rochester Knighthawks will continue the “Wild West” portion of their schedule, as they play their second straight game against a West Division opponent. The Knighthawks will battle the Saskatchewan Rush tonight at 8:30 p.m. at SaskTel Centre.
An intriguing trend, of course, has been the rise in poaching and commitment switches. People tend to forget that those two situations are often different – just because a kid switches his verbal doesn’t mean that he was necessarily poached. Here are a few 2017’s changing it up in the past weeks:
Whether you are new to the sport of lacrosse or already familiar with "the fastest game on two feet," soft-stick lacrosse is a great way to introduce the sport to your students and community. The soft lacrosse sticks and soft balls are gender-neutral, and if you use the US Lacrosse Curriculum Guide to teach the sport, there is no additional equipment or protection needed to play.
While Notre Dame's 12-10 win over Towson in the first round of the NCAA Division I men's lacrosse tournament on May 9 might have been an afterthought to many, the pain of the loss lingered with Tigers goalkeeper Tyler White (Corning East) for much of the summer.
"Experienced." This is how Blaze Riorden, starting goalkeeper for the University at Albany men's lacrosse team, describes a defensive line returning all five starters from last year's 16-3 conference-winning squad.
"Under-recognized" might be another descriptor.
The Buffalo Bandits are entering a crucial weekend as they have an opportunity with games in Toronto on Friday and at home against Georgia on Saturday to move ahead of the NLL East pack.
Buffalo and New England, both 4-2, are tied for first place and the Black Wolves don’t play this weekend.
The 97-page document is the most complete and comprehensive look into the 2016 Black Knights, featuring player and coach biographies, statistics, a look at the upcoming season, a record section and complete year-by-year results from every season in the program's history.
Actually, this will be Tambroni's second return to campus. He went back a couple years ago when George Boiardi was inducted into the school's lacrosse hall of fame. Boiardi was a Big Red player who was struck in the chest by a ball during a game in 2004 and died the next day.
The locals call the river “The Mighty Black”, because of its powerful currents and extreme pushing strength. For centuries it has fueled a series of paper mills strategically constructed along the banks. When it came to naming the strongest shaft in our line we called upon this relentless river.
Beginning with the 2016 season, US Lacrosse will utilize a new parallel procedure for its annual selection of boys’ and girls’ high school All-America and All-Academic players. Among the primary changes, the process eliminates the requirement for coaches to be US Lacrosse members in order to nominate players for consideration. All head coaches will also be eligible to vote on the selections.
In the summer before Kayla Treanor’s sophomore year of high school, her travel team, The Albany Elite, stared down the second half of a game without a goalie.
Without someone in the crease, Treanor responded at the draw circle. She won eight straight draw controls to start the second half and proceeded to score a goal off each ensuing possession.
in 2016, the Binghamton men's lacrosse team returns many of its top defenders and midfielders. The Bearcats hope the experience at those spots helps to develop a promising attack unit. With strong senior leadership, BU will look to return the postseason.
The William Smith College lacrosse team was voted to finish fourth in the Liberty League in the 2016 preseason poll by the league's coaches. Defending Liberty League champion Union was voted to finish first this season.
In 2009, USA Hockey noticed a disturbing trend. More than 40 percent of its beginning players were quitting the sport by age 9. Something had to be done. USA Hockey introduced the American Development Model (ADM), an approach that emphasized fun and made hockey a part of a child's athletic experience, not the entire experience.
They are wearing the sky on their heads, and a game’s burden on their backs. It’s the Friday of Memorial Day weekend, and the Johns Hopkins’ varsity lacrosse team is preparing for a late-morning practice session at an eerily empty Lincoln Financial Field in South Philadelphia. It’s a tune-up for the team’s opening salvo in the sport’s marquee event: the NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championship Weekend.
What a way to ruin that fine Southern hospitality! Why the folks of Atlanta even made it cold for the Bandits upon their arrival Saturday afternoon. The streets were clean, the highways jammed, and people were just pleased as a peach to have the team from Buffalo in town to play their newest team, the Swarm.
Smith won his second Wingman award of the season by posting a league-high 13 points, the most by an NLL player in a game so far this season, in Buffalo's 21-14 road win over the Georgia Swarm last Sunday.
After a tremendous 2015, in which they finished an undefeated 26-0, won the Inter-Ac regulation season title and the Inter-Ac Challenge championship, and were crowned the consensus national champions, the Haverford School (Pa.) Fords enter the 2016 season as the preseason No. 1 favorites. This year's roster includes Inside Lacrosse No. 1 ranked recruit, midfielder Dox Aitken, No. 24 ranked Forry Smith (A, Johns Hopkins) and a bevy of top NCAA talent. Head coach John Nostrant (Baldwinsville), a cornerstone of the Philadelphia lacrosse community, will be vying for his third national title, after earning the No. 1 ranking both last year and in 2011.
Season Outlook The sky's the limit for Victor in 2016. The Blue Devils finished 22-0 last season with an average margin of victory of nine goals, and they return virtually everybody. Their team will be headlined by a strong senior class, including face-off specialist TD Ierlan (Albany), attackman Ryan Maloney (Cornell) and middie Jamie Trimboli (Syracuse). After finishing sixth nationally in the UA/IL rankings last year, Darien returns as the favorite in an extremely competitive Connecitut. Long Island is again well represented with five teams making the Northeast regional rankings.
The Niagara lacrosse team kicks off its season Saturday on the road against the Binghamton Bearcats. It will also be the start of NCAA competition for two freshmen who played in the prestigious FIL Rathbones U19 World Championships last summer in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Nicole Levy always tries to rip her shots from 8 meters out. Inside Lacrosse’s No. 7 recruit in the 2015 class is known for her scoring, but there was one startling difference in one of the freshman attack’s first practices at Syracuse in the fall.
The St. Bonaventure women's lacrosse program starts a new era this spring as head coach Chelsea Rosiek takes the reigns of the Brown and White. Hired in December, Rosiek comes to St. Bonaventure after serving as head coach as Chestnut Hill (Pa.) College since 2012.
Angus Goodleaf has made a career of coming off the bench and winning games. Saturday night was another chance for the veteran goalie to steal a game for the Rochester Knighthawks. Once again, he answered the call as he backstopped the Knighthawks to a 16-15 overtime victory over the Vancouver Stealth.
Syracuse senior Kayla Treanor (Niskayuna) has been honored by the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) and Inside Lacrosse for her record-setting performance in Syracuse's season-opening victory against Loyola. Treanor is this week's ACC Offensive Player of the Week and was selected in a fan vote as Inside Lacrosse's Player of the Week.
Roberts Wesleyan men's lacrosse continues their strong start to the season with an 18-7 win Monday afternoon at Coker. For the second straight game, Dom Cianfarano paced the Redhawks with eight goals and three assists.
The NCAA Division I women's lacrosse committee announced Tuesday that WakeMed Stadium in Cary, North Carolina, and Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium in Stony Brook, New York, will host the Division I women's national semifinal and championship games in 2017 and 2018, respectively.
Weekly and cumulative listings of the players of the week for the 2016 season awarded by the conferences in men's and women's Division I are available. To view the listings, visit the 2016 Weekly Conference Honors page.
Redshirt-senior attackman Dylan Donahue (West Genesee) earned ACC Offensive Player of the Week, while freshman Nick Mellen (West Genesee) earned co-ACC Defensive Player of the Week honors with Duke's Kyle Rowe.
Senator John Katko recognized the need to honor Native Americans as people, not mascots. The Senator informed the Onondaga Nation Council of his letter to NFL Commissioner Goodell of his support to change the name of the Washington Football team.
Fifteen years ago, a young six-year-old Nick Doktor (Irondequoit) scored a goal in a spring youth lacrosse league. However, he scored from the crease, thus rendering the goal moot, a nuance of the rules that the young player did not really understand at the time. The referees let his mistake slide and Doktor’s goal counted anyway.
Three times a year FoGoLax visits the Rochester/Syracuse region to work with the hard working, blue collar kids of upstate NY. Through our relationship with Travel Team – (Sweet Lax) we put on Face off and shooting clinics to keep the kids sharp before the spring and summer travel seasons. It’s always fun, but sometimes it sure is cold.
Although most lacrosse players, fans, coaches and enthusiasts are aware of the historical significance of lacrosse, I am writing this to encourage all of you to learn more about it and pass it along so that the future generations of players understand that they aren’t just playing a sport that a gym teacher made up for fun. Lacrosse has a backbone and a tradition like NO other. Our young players NEED to know this. It will make them appreciate the sport, honor it and create a strong feeling of belonging to this very sacred circle.
The Cornell men's lacrosse team opens its 121st season this weekend as it welcomes back former head coach Jeff Tambroni and his Penn State Nittany Lions on Saturday, Feb. 20 at 3 p.m. Penn State opened its season with a 20-7 victory over Robert Morris on Feb. 6, before beating Hobart, 17-12 this past Saturday. The game can be seen online through the Ivy League Digital Network or heard locally on WHCU 870 AM with Barry Leonard and Tom LaFalce on the call.
The IWLCA Division I Coaches Poll is again topped by the University of Maryland, who earned all 20 first place votes after beating William & Mary 19-7 in the season opener. The University of Virginia jumped into the fourth slot after beating Northwestern 10-8 on February 13. The University of North Carolina (second), Syracuse (third), and Duke (fifth) round out the top five.
Not that it’s any consolation eight months later, but as RIT coach Jake Coon looks back on last year’s national semifinal loss to Tufts in the Division III men’s lacrosse tournament, he knows full well the better team won.
Eric DeJohn (Jamesville-DeWitt) recorded six points on three goals and three assists in a 19-11 loss to former BIG EAST foe Rutgers on Friday. The St. John’s leading returning-scorer helped the Johnnies get off to a quick 3-0 lead against the Scarlet Knights, scoring on an unassisted shot just one minute into the contest.
All but three teams in the Nike/Lacrosse Magazine Preseason Top 20 have played their first games of the 2016 season, but the one that caught everyone's attention was Virginia's upset over Northwestern.
No. 3 Syracuse the season with a pair of victories in the Carrier Dome on Sunday, Feb. 14. Senior Kayla Treanor (Niskayuna) scored four goals and set a single-game school record for draw controls in the Orange's season-opening 17-6 win against No. 13/12 Loyola. In the second game of the doubleheader, Syracuse defeated Binghamton, 9-6.
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Riley Donahue seemed poised to score. Eight minutes had already passed in the first half and it was still a scoreless game, a stark difference from the first game that Syracuse played Sunday, a 17-6 victory over Loyola at noon in which Donahue also played.
Nicole Levy sprinted down the field and into space, creating a 2-on-1 with her teammate Kayla Treanor against Loyola goalie Molly Wolf. Levy kept the ball as she neared the net, but as Wolf took a small step toward her, Levy dished to Treanor.
Treanor dodged a defender, ripped her stick from right to left and, with Wolf in front and the same defender on her back, added on to a Syracuse lead it would never relinquish.
By his own admission, Greg Hunt was an enthusiastic — if not gifted — lacrosse player while growing up in Piedmont, Calif. He practiced, but always thought there must be a better alternative to whipping a ball against a rebound wall. So Hunt began thinking ... and tinkering.
As a high school student athlete, one of the first ways to get on the radar of a college coach in the recruiting process is by sending them an Introductory Email. The email serves as a starting point of your correspondence with that coach and school, while also highlighting your interest in the program. This is an essential step, as being proactive is the only way to ensure a coach is aware of you and your interest in their program.
By sheer coincidence, I am currently reading Stephen King’s time-travel novel 11/22/63, about a high school English teacher who finds himself traveling back in time to try to prevent the assassination of JFK. I’ve never read a lengthy King novel before, just some short stories and remarkable novellas like Apt Pupil (which gave me nightmares), The Body (which would become Stand by Me) and Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption (which we all know as The Shawshank Redemption). Novels (and movies) like The Stand, Carrie, It, Cujo, and Pet Sematary never really interested me.
Colgate nearly rallied from a three-goal second-half deficit before falling 9-8 at Michigan on Sunday. Michigan scored the game's first three goals and never trailed, although Colgate did cut the lead to one on four different occasions.
Want to watch as much lacrosse as humanly possible? Of course you do, why else would you be here! In 2015 we are spoiled by 10 different networks and their live streaming of some of over 185+ of college lacrosse’s best games!
Welcome to the first D3 Report of 2016! Tyler Russell (Livonia) will be assisting heavily with D3 NCAA men’s lacrosse this year, and to introduce you to our newest author (an RIT grad, no less!) we’re letting Tyler loose with a Top 20 Poll for 2016. And he didn’t even put RIT at #1, so you know he’s not a total homer. Even better! Welcome Tyler, and enjoy his Top 20 poll!
No. 3/3 Syracuse team takes to the field for the first time in 2016 at the Carrier Dome on Sunday, Feb. 14. The first contest is slated for 12 p.m. against No. 13/12 Loyola. The second match starts at 7:30 p.m. against Central New York foe Binghamton.
Leave it to Knighthawks forward Cody Jamieson to seal the deal in a 16-15 overtime win over the Vancouver Stealth Saturday night. His fourth goal of the night, at 7:15 of the extra session, sent Rochester (3-2) into a first place tie with New England and Buffalo.
Orange attack Dylan Donahue led the way with four goals and five assists, tying a career high with nine points. The Orange put the game away quickly, running off the first 10 goals. Here are 7 takeaways from the win:
After splitting a back-to-back set with the New England Black Wolves, the Buffalo Bandits will go back on the road looking for their first win away from First Niagara Center as they take on the Georgia Swarm on Sunday at the Infinite Energy Arena.
The No. 7 Syracuse men's lacrosse cruised to a dominant 18-5 win over in-state foe in its first action of 2016, behind nine points from Dylan Donahue, including a career-high five assists. Fellow senior Nick Barber also turned in a career afternoon for the Orange, with two goals and three helpers.
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Dylan Donohue tallied nine points on four goals and five assists to lead No. 7/5 Syracuse past Siena Lacrosse 18-5 in the Carrier Dome in the season-opener for both teams. Freshmen accounted for three of Siena’s five goals, with midfielder Eric Munn leading the way with two scores to go along with three groundballs and two caused turnovers in his collegiate debut.
The Hobart College lacrosse team led Penn State University through three quarters, but the host Nittany Lions used a big fourth quarter to rally past the Statesmen, 17-12. PSU trailed 10-8 entering the final frame, but scored nine of the day's final 10 goals to pull off the victory.
Playing the role of spoilers, Roberts Wesleyan men's lacrosse earned a historic 20-3 win at Hampton Saturday afternoon to open the season. Hampton, a Division I team that is in its first year as a varsity program, is the first HBCU to field a men's lacrosse team at the highest level.
His first save of the season in his first career start for the Orange came with a little more than two minutes left in the first quarter, but not a moment too soon.
“I had a little bit of jitters there,” Hill said,” but as soon as the game went down and I got that first save, it was all just smooth riding from there. I felt pretty comfortable.”
In each of Syracuse's eight home contests this season, the Orange will be honoring one segment of the 100-years of men's lacrosse at Syracuse. Saturay, we take a look at the Laurie Cox Era, Syracuse's first head coach, who took the Orange through its first-15 seasons.
It all began on April 29, 1916.
Three years of planning came to fruition with the debut of the Army women's lacrosse team Friday.
As the victorious Army men's team exited the field, on rushed the women's squad in something akin to a changing of the guard. For the first time in the celebrated history of Michie Stadium, a women's team played center stage.
Throughout coach Stephanie Allen's tenure at Binghamton the team has steadily progressed, setting numerous program records. The next step in the Bearcats' development is a postseason appearance. In 2016 the Bearcats set their sights on an America East playoff berth.
Hobart College’s lacrosse season a year ago was a mix of some highlights and some less-than-desirable moments . . .
. . . It’s that roller-coaster ride of success and struggle that has the 2016 team motivated to seize winning rather than succumbing to negative pitfalls along the way.
My lacrosse journey has been a very lucky one. I was extremely fortunate to grow up surrounded by some of the game’s most important figures and learn a lot from each and every one of them. I immediately think of the backyard sessions with my brothers, who just so happened to be two of the greatest lacrosse players in recorded history. What a cool way to learn the sport. It was because of their success in the sport that I was given access to this incredible league of lacrosse heroes. I was raised inside of a special culture that shaped the way I feel about lacrosse and will forever.
We welcome our own Mason Powell to Stick Trick Saturday this week. We can’t preach enough that your stick should always be in hand if you really want to connect with the game and take your skills to the next level. Don’t wait for practice or a perfect day to get you stick moving, take your game indoors! And we don’t just mean box lacrosse.
It's traditional for upperclassmen at West Point to give freshmen – otherwise known as plebes – a hard time during their rookie year. It's part indoctrination and part schooling. After watching freshman A.J. Barretto make three saves and hold Massachusetts to five goals in a season-opening 9-5 victory, Army senior captain Jimbo Moore is going to take it easy on his teammate.
"He can be my buddy all the time,'' Moore said.
If there was ever much doubt whether one of the top players in Division III women's lacrosse could successfully make the transition to Division II, Le Moyne attacker Erica Geremia quickly put an end to the debate last season.
Pat McCabe lamented something last spring that it seems all Adelphi women's lacrosse coaches must come to terms with at some point. Despite, or perhaps because of, the Panthers team success, they seem to be left out of the individual awards. It's hard to single out just one Adelphi player.
The Le Moyne College women's lacrosse team has been selected second in the Northeast-10 Conference Women's Lacrosse Coaches' Preseason Poll, as voted upon by the league's 14 head coaches and announced by the conference office on Friday morning.
With the start of college lacrosse season every February comes a similar ritual for those who care about the sport. We moan and whine about the season starting too early, too many important games being played when it's too cold for anyone to actually attend and the lack of TV coverage due to the networks focusing on college basketball.
Hello Syracuse lacrosse fans, and welcome to the eve of the 100th year of Syracuse men's lacrosse. Tomorrow afternoon, the Syracuse Orange will open its 2016 season when it takes on the Siena Saints at 1 pm in the Carrier Dome.
It's been mostly all fun and games until now. Allie Murray anchored the net for the Syracuse University women's lacrosse team in practice and scrimmages and watched perhaps the deepest offense in Division I put on a show around her.
Lacrosse fans ask Nick Mellen all the time what it's like to be a small defender playing an elite level of lacrosse. The answer varies depending upon the caliber of competition in any given game. But however wide the response spectrum, Syracuse University lacrosse fans will get a close look at those results early and often this season.
The Rochester Knighthawks have acquired forward Quinn Powless and defenseman Mike Manley from the New England Black Wolves today in exchange for forward Jordan Hall. “I am pretty excited to get going with the team this weekend,” said Powless, who will join the Knighthawks for their game against the Vancouver Stealth Saturday.
OCC is the top dog according to all the polls, and according to me. While I don’t matter like the polls do, I am one to disagree if possible, but here there simply is no possible. OCC has won more straight games than I can count, and they are running out of room in their championship hardware case. The local carpenter’s union might love them, but the rest of the JuCo world does not. But they should!
2. Le Moyne - When the Dolphins' biggest issue appears to be their close defense, you know you're in trouble, because that's never been a problem. The return of Alex Krawec (6.97 GAA, 65.3 save percentage) in net is huge.
1. Hampton debuts - With ESPN's "SportsCenter" broadcasting live from the Virginia campus two hours beforehand, the Pirates of historically black Hampton University debut against Division II Roberts Wesleyan.
Roberts Wesleyan men's lacrosse will open their 2016 season with national coverage on ESPN prior to their game against Hampton (Va.), a first-year Division I program.
ESPN's SportsCenter on the Road will broadcast live from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. on Saturday with coverage highlighting Hampton's new program being the first HBCU institution to field an NCAA Division I men's lacrosse team in addition to being the 70th Division I school to field a men's lacrosse program.
The ragtag lacrosse team was scurrying under the lights, and no one seemed to mind that the wind whipping in from the harbor was freezing at dusk, cruelly punishing any exposed skin. “Oh, we jogging today?” the coach barked. “Okay. Game’s on Saturday, but you guys think it’s okay to jog.” Lloyd Carter threw his arms in the air.
The Le Moyne College men's lacrosse team has been selected to win its 15th Northeast-10 Conference Championship, as voted upon by the league's 12 head coaches and announced by the conference office on Thursday.
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Do you have a gum chewing habit? Do you bite your nails? Do you grind your teeth while you sleep? If you answered yes to any of those questions, chances are you also chew on your mouthguard while you’re playing sports. While chewing gum during athletics is largely believed to increase brain activity — as the act of chewing actually improves various bodily functions — chewing on your mouthguard is only hurting your mouthguard. Here are three helpful tips to get you to stop chewing on your mouthguard:
"I think we've been pretty close to that the last couple of years. We were in the championship game in 2013. I think we've been knocking on the door, although right now with the amount of graduation we're not even thinking about national championships,'' Desko said Thursday.
With well-below freezing temperatures expected this weekend in the Capital Region, it’s hard to possibly think about SPRING sports, but it’s that time. The Siena men’s lacrosse team opens its season on Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m. at the Carrier Dome against perennial power Syracuse.
First-round draft picks Lyle Thompson, Randy Staats and Jesse King have fit in nicely with returnees Miles Thompson, Shayne Jackson, Johnny Powless and Kiel Matisz. A big reason for the instant compatibility is familiarity: Powless and Staats have been Six Nations teammates in Ontario's summer leagues and Powless, Staats and the Thompsons helped the Iroquois Nationals win silver at the 2015 world indoor championship. They move the ball around as if they've been doing it forever.
This blog is not about Walt Whitman’s dirge for the death of President Lincoln, nor the late Robin Williams' movie “Dead Poets Society” that recited the poem. But, I will take the meaning from the film – after Whitman’s phrasing – where Professor Keating taught the young lads to think differently, stand up for what is right and seize the day. In a nutshell, this is what Buffalo Bandits captain, Billy Dee Smith, is about.
US Lacrosse has been focused on bringing greater diversity to the sport of lacrosse for some time, and in fact, has identified outreach and inclusion as one of its four primary goals in the Strategic Plan that will shape the organization’s priorities from 2016-2018.
Syracuse lacrosse has existed for 100 years and four coaches have taken the helm for the Orange during the last century. Laurie Cox (1916-30) started the program while Roy Simmons Sr. (1931-1970), Roy Simmons Jr. (1971-1998) and John Desko (1999-present) have built on Cox’s foundation. Since 1983, the Orange has won 11 NCAA national championships while another is not recognized by the NCAA. The Orange is amid a six-year championship drought, the longest in 33 years. Check out each head coach’s tenure.
Brielle DeJoe crouched behind the goal in her front yard and watched her older brother Derek fire shot after shot into the netting. She braved the oncoming barrage of lacrosse balls for the thrill of watching the numbers flash on the radar gun in her outstretched arm.
Standing on the turf in the middle of the 49,250-seat Carrier Dome, fans’ stares cornered Jordan Evans. Their eyes pleaded with him: What’s going on now? He caught the glares of people expecting him to play in Syracuse’s 2015 season-opener against Siena.
About 50 yards off the shores of Otisco Lake, Kevin and Dylan Donahue let the early evening breeze navigate their undersized, metal flat-bottom fishing boat.
Equipped with a couple of downriggers, rubber worms and a fish finder, it was all they needed to ease the sting of a NCAA tournament quarterfinals loss to Johns Hopkins that was hardly two weeks old.
Mariano received attention starting as a first grader by playing against sixth graders. He made it onto his future varsity coach’s radar as a fourth grader. He was the center of defensive game plans as Massachusetts’ leading goal-scorer in his first two collegiate seasons.
In Syracuse’s final preseason scrimmage against Brown, Nick Mellen poked the ball out of attack Henry Blynn’s stick to cheers of, “Nice hands Nick!” from the Orange sideline. The caused turnover was one of many in a tune-up game that doubled as an underclassmen showcase by the time the game reached an extended “fifth period.” Mellen, a true freshman defender, fit the description.
That feeling, the competitive itch to pick the lacrosse stick back up, hit Allie Murray whenever she played sports with the kids. After graduating from Notre Dame in three years, she worked in youth development for a university-affiliated community center in South Bend, Indiana.
Peter Jr. and Connor Fields, 11 and 8 years old, respectively, had just received new lacrosse sticks for Christmas. They went to their backyard, dusted off the snow and began to play catch. At a certain point, Peter’s hands went numb because of the cold. He decided to go inside, expecting Connor to follow him. Instead, Connor pulled out a bounce-back wall and told his older brother that he was going to keep shooting for a bit.
Connor stayed outside for another 45 minutes.
Syracuse women's lacrosse head coach Gary Gait has announced five captains for the 2016 season. The group features Erica Bodt, Taylor Gait (CBA-Syracuse), Ella Thorpe (Jordan-Elbridge), Kayla Treanor (Niskayuna) and Mallory Vehar.
The defense has a CNY flavor with Ithaca’s Eli Gobrecht (Ithaca HS) and Cortland’s Dave Foster getting the nod, along with Gettysburg’s Geoff Davis. Brian Neff, the backbone of Ursinus’ soul-crushing defense, winds up in the cage. RIT’s Matt Hossack, who was named the Player of the Year by the USILA, fills out the lineup at long-stick midfielder.
Coaches will still be allowed their two tickets, however there will no longer be a gate list at Gate B. In order to claim your tickets, you must now contact the lacrosse office at 315-443-4390 or email Theresa Bathen-Milazzo (email@example.com) in order to be added to the online system to be given tickets. Coaches will still enter through Gate B and need to show ID.
While the National Lacrosse League is still around, and enjoys a certain amount of renown, it is still small potatoes when compared to other major sporting leagues in North America. How can the NLL make three big changes to immediately improve their operations in the near future, and possibly beyond?
IL's February magazine is the Snow Lacrosse Issue, discussing the debate of how early the college lacrosse season should start. The early season in 2015 featured historically bad weather. Are we about to do it again?
Brad Self has made a home for himself in Rochester with the Knighthawks. A former professional hockey player, he was acquired by Rochester on October 27, 2010. Self quickly established himself as one of the team’s most versatile members.
Northeast Conference men's lacrosse coaches have picked Bryant to win its fifth consecutive NEC title in 2016 as revealed in the annual preseason coaches' poll released Tuesday. The four-time defending NEC Tournament champion Bulldogs were picked first in five of the seven polls.
Officials are needed. Those that played or coached the game are at a distinct advantage because they understand the game and how it is supposed to flow. They just need to be taught the rules and how to approach the game from an official's perspective. Those that officiate other sports and want to start officiating lacrosse benefit from knowing how to manage a game, and need to be taught the intricacies of lacrosse.
Please welcome OfficialLaxGirl to LAS for a guest post! We asked Tari to reply to Connor Wilson’s “Can Lacrosse Become Mainstream?” article, and she’s continuing the discussion with us, by raising some really goos points! Check out CW’s article, and take a look at another response, from Brian Witmer. Both are worth a read. We also have responses from Ryan Conwell and a certain pro player coming down the line, so keep your eyes peeled for that as well.
Fans interested in watching the Orange's 100th year of men's lacrosse will have plenty of opportunities to do so as 12 of Syracuse's 13 games are currently selected to be broadcast by various networks. Syracuse will have five games shown nationally on ESPNU, four on Time Warner Cable Sports and three on ESPN3, beginning this Saturday against Siena at 1 p.m.
March 4 — at Virginia
March 19 — at John's Hopkins
March 26 — at Duke
April 2 — vs. Notre Dame
April 16 — vs. North Carolina
The game against the Tar Heels will be shown live exclusively on ESPN3 and replayed on tape delay on ESPNU the following day.
Feb. 13 — vs. Siena
Feb. 28 — vs. Army
March 12 — vs. St. John's
Time Warner Cable Sports
Feb. 21 — vs. Albany
April 6 — at Hobart
April 20 — vs. Binghamton
May 7 — vs. Colgate
Nick Mariano didn’t feel comfortable at midfield even after practicing there throughout the fall. He spent all but three days in Syracuse over Winter Break to work out, but still felt unstable. With three weeks left until the season, he was still learning.
The University at Albany men's lacrosse team knows it can't truly replace Lyle Thompson, the leading scorer in Division I history. However, Great Danes head coach Scott Marr believes there is a player who can electrify his teammates the way Thompson did during his spectacular college career that ended last spring.
The Liverpool lacrosse community is hoping to score a game-winning goal this spring! The Liverpool Youth Lacrosse Association (LYLA), along with the Liverpool High School boys and girls lacrosse programs, are coming together to raise money for the construction of a new box lacrosse arena at LHS. The goal is to improve the quality of lacrosse for the youth of Liverpool.
The University of Maryland remains atop the IWLCA Division Coaches Poll for the week of February 8, with all 20 first place votes. Several top teams saw action last week, including North Carolina, Northwestern, Duke, and Florida, who all remained in the top 10. The only change near the top of the poll were Northwestern and Duke swapping positions after the Wildcats took down the Blue Devils 11-8 in Durham yesterday.
Rochester Knighthawks will try to ground the Vancouver Stealth when they collide on Saturday, Feb. 13th at Connors & Ferris Field at The Blue Cross Arena. The 7:30 p.m. contest concludes Rochester’s three-game homestand.
A new study that collected data on boys’ youth lacrosse injuries during the 2015 season found that most injuries were to the lower extremity. The findings were recently published in Injury Epidemiology, with Dr. Andrew Lincoln and Dr. Shane Caswell, two members of the US Lacrosse Sports Science & Safety Committee, serving among the researchers.
I didn’t plan to draw these picks out over four weeks, but we’re talking about 12 different conferences in D-I, D-II, and D-III here. I certainly don’t want to short-change anyone, but now I’ve drawn this out so long that teams have actually started their 2016 seasons before I even got the chance to make some predictions.
Lacrosse players often talk about how important it is to put in a performance for all 60 minutes of a game. On Saturday night, the Buffalo Bandits played extremely well for 50 minutes. It turned out to be just enough for a victory.
Coach Tucker Kear is the new Skidmore College lacrosse coach and is also a very accomplished lacrosse player in his own right. As the third coach of Skidmore's team in four years he has an uphill battle facing him to turn the program around, but he is ready.
This ground ball drill is one of my favorites, and I have used it for years. I find it particularly fun and effective for U13, U15, or as a "ground ball station" in your work in practice for varsity or more advanced skill level teams.
The Buffalo Bandits had something of a family reunion Saturday night.
It was Champions Night at First Niagara Center. The Bandits invited back the players from their championship teams in 1992, 1993, 1996 and 2008 to take a bow before the game, and then participate in an alumni game at halftime.
One week after a disappointing road defeat, the Buffalo Bandits followed a familiar formula to win the rematch and find redemption against the New England Black Wolves on Saturday. Despite a late rally that created a tense finish at First Niagara Center, the Bandits held on to defeat their divisional rivals 12-10.
Keuka College is changing its sports nickname after threats of legal action by North Carolina State University. The two schools both use the name 'Wolfpack' for their sports teams. After eight months of negotiating claims of trademark infringement, Keuka college has thrown in the towel. The school's sports teams are switching to the 'Wolves', and the campus is not taking the change lightly.
The No. 7 Syracuse men's lacrosse team wrapped up its preseason with a 12-10 victory over No. 10 Brown on Saturday, with Jordan Evans'(J-D) six point afternoon leading the charge for the 'Cuse offense.
Evans notched four goals and two assists in the win, with Nick Piroli (Carthage) chipping in two goals and two assists of his own against his former team.
The Cazenovia College men's lacrosse team's schedule is out for the spring 2016 season. The Wildcats finished the 2015 campaign with a good 8-6 record overall and 5-3 record in the North Eastern Athletic Conference, ending the season securing the fourth seed in the NEAC and earning a playoff birth. Looking to build on a playoff run from a season ago, Cazenovia opens up 2016 play in Florida on their spring trip.
Randy Staats (Six Nations/OCC/Syracuse) leads all rookies in goals (11), assists (15) and points (26), and is ranked among the top six leaders in all major scoring categories in the NLL. Staats' 26 points also is tied for first on the Swarm while his 11 goals and 15 assists rank second on the team. Staats had three hat trick performances and three six-plus point outings in January to go along with 22 loose balls. The Swarm finished the month 3-2 and in second place in the East Division.
The wise lacrosse guru that is Connor Wilson from Lacrosse All Stars sat down with Marcus Holman, attackman for the Ohio Machine and Team USA, to discuss how they think the 2016 NCAA season will pan out.
Hobart College Head Lacrosse Coach Greg Raymond recently announced that senior midfielder Cooper Stefaniak will serve as the team captain this season. One of three team captains last season, he is just the second Statesman to serve as a solo captain since 1995.
The 2016 Men’s Lacrosse season kicks off on Saturday, February 6 when the Manhattan Jaspers face Bryant University at 1:00 p.m. in Smithfield, RI. The first game of the season for women’s lacrosse takes place on Wednesday, February 10 at 4:00 p.m. when Monmouth travels to Maryland to take on Towson.
The Utica College women's lacrosse team released its three captains, Friday, as voted by the team. Seniors Briana Estabrook (Tully, NY/Tully ) and Courtney Wheeler (Ava, NY/Rome Free Academy) and junior Amanda Chruscicki (Utica, NY/Whitesboro) will lead the 2016 Pioneers.
Right from the very beginning of their unparalleled 25-year history in the NLL, the Buffalo Bandits have maintained a winning tradition. It began with back-to-back championships in their first two years in the League (then called the Major Indoor Lacrosse League), continued with a third in 1996 and, with key pieces still in place from those early teams, came full circle with a fourth title in 2008.
Whispers turned into a grainy image or two, and then social media got its usual hit of clips and revealing photos. Finally, the Evo Warp Lacrosse Head website dropped, and Warrior had officially released their newest product to the market. It’s not actually available anywhere yet, but the market knows it will be available sometime soon. The website says “Spring”, so that means some time between February and late May, according to the D1 lacrosse calendar. Zing!
The Huarache V Creator draws inspiration from lacrosse's origins. According to the Thompsons, "Our ancestors tell us a story that a game of Lacrosse was played for the Creator, between the grounded and the winged animals. Each animal brought something special to the game. The bear for its strength. The deer for its agility. The wolf for its predatory nature. And the eagle for its speed."
The Patriot League is tough sledding. First, out of sheer volume, with its nine teams its the largest conference in DI lacrosse. That means conference play starts in February — and by extension since the league games are on weekends, four Patriot teams are in action in this light opening weekend. Then there’s the style of play, where physical defensive battles are the norm, and the line between lower-tier and top-tier teams has blurred in recent seasons. Here is the best-case, worst-case for the Patriot League:
In June 2014, the former All-CAA defenseman at Delaware who went to the final four in 2007, was named a reporter for the NFL on CBS while also serving as a NCAA basketball reporter, studio host and lacrosse analyst for CBS Sports Network.
The panel will make a presentation titled “Gender & Sports” at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17, in Room 201 of Marano Campus Center . . . Bassett will discuss the gendering of lacrosse in Haudenosaunee communities, specifically in regard to sovereignty as well as Western imperialist representations of this gendering.
As the coach of the boys lacrosse team at The Haverford School (Pa.), John Nostrant (Baldwinsville) has witnessed the effect of early recruiting on young high school students and their families and is in favor of any effort to curtail recruiting freshmen and sophomores by college programs.
As the father of John Nostrant, a midfielder who committed to Penn State in February 2014 as a freshman, Nostrant acknowledged that his family benefited from the absence of rules prohibiting early recruiting.
At least 12 countries are expected to be represented at the preeminent U-19 international indoor lacrosse tournament, when the second annual World Lacrosse Challenge takes place from August 24-28, 2016.
The SUNY Cortland men's lacrosse team is ranked eighth nationally in the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association's (USILA) Division III preseason poll and 11th nationally in the preseason by Lacrosse Magazine.
The defending ACC champion Orange received five first-place votes en route to 61 total points, followed by North Carolina (one three-place vote, 59 points) and Notre Dame (45 points). One point separated the fourth- and fifth-place teams selected in the predicted order of finish, as Duke was picked fourth (31 points) and Boston College and Virginia each earned 30 points to tie for fifth. Louisville (24) was picked to finish seventh and Virginia Tech (8) eighth.
The Rochester Knighthawks announced their partnership today with the Jeff Milano-Johnson (JMJ) Fund. On Saturday, Feb. 13th, the Knighthawks will donate $5.00 from each ticket purchased, through the attached link, to the fund. That night, Rochester will host the Vancouver Stealth at 7:30 p.m. at Connors & Ferris Field at The Blue Cross Arena.
Last year’s edition of the Patriot League was ferocious, and one of the best examples I have ever seen of teams in a conference cannibalizing each other throughout the season. Each game seemed like a virtual coin flip as far as who the winner would be.
Specifically, the report called for a new 3,000- to 5,000-seat mid-sized arena, plus a multi-field complex that would include fields for soccer, lacrosse and rugby, and diamonds for baseball and softball. Such a project also would have to feature hotels, restaurants and related infrastructure to serve the needs of not only the athletes but their families.
The calendar has flipped to February, meaning lacrosse season is on the horizon on East Hill. As preseason begins, Cornell women's lacrosse looks ahead to what will prove to be an exciting and challenging season, with new faces joining the program, returners stepping into new roles and a slate of ultra-competitive games awaiting both in and out of conference.
When you play lacrosse at Syracuse University and your last name is Donahue, you don't get to fly under the radar. That's exactly what sophomore attacker Riley Donahue managed to pull off last year and just might again this season, though, much to the benefit of the Orange.
February 2 was no ordinary night of lacrosse on television.
Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) president and Grand Valley (Mich.) State coach Alicia Groveston competed with a team of sports celebrities – Olympian speed skater Apolo Ohno, NBC's Sunday Night Football anchor and broadcast legend Al Michaels, and former NFL player and current NFL Network analyst Maurice Jones Drew – for a chance to win $25,000 on "Hollywood Game Night."
This was preempted by WSTM to show the SU/Virginia Tech basketball game. It is scheduled to be show Saturday night (Sunday morning) after Saturday Night Live.
Cortland alums Fred Acee '63, Richard Speckmann '67 and Dave Urick '70 - all Cortland C-Club Hall of Fame members - and former Cortland head coach Jack Emmer will be four of the 11 collegiate coaching legends honored.
Thompson recorded a combined 13 points (3+10) in the Swarm's East road sweep weekend including 10 points (2+8) in Georgia's 20-17 win over the Toronto Rock on Friday while adding three points (1+2) in the team's 13-9 road win over the Rochester Knighthawks on Saturday to earn the weekly award.
Syracuse dropped eight games last year, but it was still a stellar season for the Orange. Playing the nation's toughest schedule prepped them for a strong finish that included an ACC title and another final four run.
College lacrosse will be all over the airwaves and web this year, as outlets like Big Ten Network, CBS Sports Network, ESPN, Fox and others broadcast and stream contests. This schedule includes free streams and games available on cable or broadcast networks and will be updated regularly through the season as more games are announced.
After spending the season as a member of the Big Red hockey team, former Under Armour All-American and top 10 IL recruit Chad Otterman has joined the men’s lacrosse team at Cornell. He spent 2014-15 playing hockey with the South Shore Kings and Philadelphia Wings of the USPHL, and he joins Matt Kerwick’s squad as a freshman eligibility-wise and began practicing with the team Monday.
Lacrosse makes for good math. Success in lacrosse, specifically on offense, can be boiled down to a simple equation: The number of goals scored equals the number of possessions multiplied by offensive efficiency, or points per possession. Teams should look to increase their overall number of possessions while also improving their efficiency within those possessions.
The growth of college lacrosse has been well documented, both in sheer volume and in geographic scope. In the past decade, the number of college lacrosse programs has increased over 60%. The Southeast, Midwest and West have all seen a doubling in the number of college lacrosse programs during that time. The story of growth for the sport of college lacrosse will continue in 2016, with 29 programs scheduled to start.
"The IMLCA Hall of Fame will be the most important program the IMLCA has initiated as we honor those men who paved the way for all the current coaches to enjoy the game as we do," said Richie Meade, chair of the IMLCA Hall of Fame Ceremony Committee and head coach at Furman. "This will be an event that the lacrosse community and many former players of these outstanding men will come together to honor them as coaches, mentors and educators."
Major League Lacrosse announced today the approved policy to allow greater flexibility of player movement within the League commencing after the 2016 MLL Season. For the first time in League history, players will have the ability to relocate to a different market and team if they have been in the League for a minimum of 5 consecutive seasons and have an expiring contract.
After a few minutes of warm ups and pre game interviews, Ryan Powell the games commissioner brought everyone in to explain the rules and laid out a 5 game series of games that go to 7. He also took this time to break up the teams. On Team New England Clam Powder he placed himself, LeMoyne Dolphin Jim Gallagher, and fellow Orangemen Dave Puccia. Team Guns N’ Frozes would be Mike Powell, Dan Hardy, Colgate Raider Trent Pfau and fan favorite Sam “Upper” Chidester.
For the past 12 years, the Cornell men's lacrosse team has sponsored the Save the Day program, a fundraiser for the Dream Factory of Central New York, a local non-profit that grants dreams to children with critical or chronic illnesses. To raise awareness of Save the Day, the Big Red will kick off the 2016 campaign with its 11th annual blood drive on Thursday, February 4, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at G10 Biotechnology Building on Cornell's campus.
After an Atlantic Coast Conference championship title and run to the national semifinals, Syracuse is picked third in the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) preseason poll. The Orange is one of three ACC schools ranked in the top five.
For years, 'Cuse fans have packed the Carrier Dome – and Coyne field before that – to see some of the best lacrosse players in the country suit up for the Orange. Now, as part of Syracuse lacrosse's centennial celebration, fans have the opportunity to interact with legends of the game at a special celebration for those who've made Syracuse lacrosse into one of the most storied programs in all of sports.
The Ithaca High School community is coming together to help one of their own who lost everything in a fire this weekend in Lansing. Athletic trainer Kim Bailey lost her apartment and belongings in a fire that happened early Sunday morning at the Meadows at Ithaca townhomes on Graham Road.
Mitch Belisle. Connor Buczek. Chris Cook. Pierce Derkac. Dan Lintner. Ryan Hurley. David Mitchell. Max Van Bourgondien.
Fans of the Big Red men's lacrosse team will recognize these names as just a few of Cornell's 46 All-Americans over the past decade. But these players share more than just their All-American status. They share a similar path to the playing field – a path that saw each and every one of them spend significant time on the bench in their first season or two with the Big Red.
Alicia Groveston (president of the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association) always figured that her “vast knowledge of pop culture information” would eventually come in handy. We’ll find out just how handy Tuesday night, when she competes on NBC’s "Hollywood Game Night" at 8 p.m. Eastern.
The Division I, II, and III defending NCAA Tournament Champions have been chosen #1 in their respective divisional polls to open the 2016 season. The University of Maryland, Adelphi University, and SUNY Cortland all claimed the top spot in the IWLCA Pre-Season Coaches' Poll.
Wow – it’s February! Believe it or not, there are (by my count) 25 NCAA games this weekend – yes, before the Superbowl gets played. Yeah, yeah, yeah; I know. Global Warming. El Nino. It’s supposed to hit 55 degrees in Oswego on Wednesday…
But it’s still February, and Memorial Day Weekend seems pretty far away right now. Nonetheless, there are nine D-I games on Saturday, and in at least three of them, teams are traveling NORTH to play on February 6 . . .
In 2006, a 17 year old Binghamton High School student died after taking a stick check to his chest in a lacrosse game. 10 years later, more than 85 teams from all over the Northeast and as far south as North Carolina participate in a tournament in his honor.
Results for the John Mack STS , lacrosse tournament held in Binghamton.
The college lacrosse season is less than a week away, and teams are getting their final tune-ups with exhibitions across the country. Highlighted by a sellout crowd of 2,571 fans in Denver to watch the Pioneers down Johns Hopkins, there was action all over. IL had photographers and writers out and about, as well as reports from the field. Here’s a look at the weekend that was in scrimmages.